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Second Harvest @ EDIT

Second Harvest & The Gladstone Hotel present Decorative Fruit, by Robert Cram at  EDIT, the Expo for Design, Innovation and Technology

Robert Cram creates an installation that serves as a functioning fruit and vegetable market, a sculpture gallery and a visual representation of one quarter of the food rescued and delivered daily by Second Harvest. In North America, over 30 percent of fruits and vegetables are rejected by supermarkets because they aren’t attractive enough for consumers while one in eight Canadian families struggle to put food on the table. It is estimated that a billion pounds of food is wasted annually in the GTA. The sculptural work embraces the weird, extraordinary and discarded through its juxtaposition with the familiar, uniform and standardized. Three-dimensional printed bronze-cast decorative fruit sculptures have been embedded within the market: perfect for arrangements with flowers and greenery or use alone as a tabletop décor.

EDIT runs September 28 – October 8.

Location: Univelver Detergent Factory, 21 Don Roadway, East Harbour Toronto

We’d like to thank The Daniels Corporation and Paramount Pallets for there support of this installation